Henry Brand, 2nd Viscount Hampden

The Right Honourable
The Viscount Hampden

Engraved portrait of Brand drawn by Percy F. Spence
19th Governor of New South Wales
In office
21 November 1895  5 March 1899
Monarch Victoria
Preceded by Sir Robert Duff
Succeeded by The Earl Beauchamp
Personal details
Born 2 May 1841
Devonport, Devon
Died 22 November 1906(1906-11-22) (aged 65)
Nationality British

Henry Robert Brand, 2nd Viscount Hampden, GCMG (2 May 1841 – 2 November 1906) was Governor of New South Wales from 1895 to 1899.[1]


Hampden was the son of Henry Brand, 1st Viscount Hampden. He succeeded his father as second Viscount and twenty-fourth Baron Dacre on 14 March 1892.


Hampden was Member of Parliament (MP) for Hertfordshire 1868–1873 and for Stroud 1880–1886. He arrived in Sydney, Australia on 21 November 1895, and served an uneventful term as Governor of New South Wales. He resigned his post before the conclusion of his intended term effective from 1 March 1899, citing private interests.[2] He left Sydney by train on 5 March 1899, joining the steamer Oruba in Melbourne the following day.[3] He was the penultimate Governor of New South Wales before the Federation of Australia.


Lord Hampden married Susan Henrietta Cavendish (1846–1909), daughter of Lord George Cavendish and Louisa Lascelles, on 14 April 1868. They had the following children:

Hampden Bridge in Kangaroo Valley, NSW is named for him. He died in London in 1906.


  1. Clune, David; Turner, Ken, eds. (2009). The Governors of New South Wales 1788-2010. The Federation Press. pp. 372–380. ISBN 978-1-86287-743-6.
  2. "THE GOVERNOR. LORD HAMPDEN RELINQUISHES OFFICE". The Sydney Morning Herald (18,936). New South Wales, Australia. 22 November 1898. p. 5 via National Library of Australia.
  3. "DEPARTURE OF LORD AND VISCOUNTESS HAMPDEN. THE CITIZENS' FAREWELL.". The Sydney Morning Herald. 6 March 1899. p. 5.
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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Edward Surtees
Henry Cowper
Abel Smith, junior
Member of Parliament for Hertfordshire
With: Henry Cowper
Abel Smith, junior
Succeeded by
Frederick Halsey
Henry Cowper
Abel Smith, junior
Preceded by
John Dorington
Alfred John Stanton
Member of Parliament for Stroud
July 18741875
With: Alfred John Stanton
Succeeded by
Samuel Marling
Alfred John Stanton
Preceded by
Alfred John Stanton
Samuel Marling
Member of Parliament for Stroud
With: Walter John Stanton 1880–1885
Succeeded by
George Holloway
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Robert Duff
Governor of New South Wales
Succeeded by
The Earl Beauchamp
Military offices
Preceded by
Sir John Miller Adye
Surveyor-General of the Ordnance
Succeeded by
Guy Dawnay
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Brand
Viscount Hampden
2nd creation
Succeeded by
Thomas Brand
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